The Gamut

All of the ACLU blogs in one place

Civil Rights Movement Is a Reminder That Free Speech Is There to Protect the Weak

If we don’t stand up for the First Amendment when abhorrent speech is censored, the powerless will be hurt most in the end.

By Jay Stanley
May 26, 2017

Yesterday, Charged with Assaulting a Reporter. Today, Charged with Defending the Constitution.

Greg Gianforte body slammed a reporter in Montana. He’s now a congressman with a duty to defend the First Amendment.

By Caitlin Borgmann, Brian Hauss
May 26, 2017

Why Jeff Sessions Is the Best Argument for Reducing Prosecutorial Power

When we can’t stop prosecutors like Jeff Sessions from taking power, we can still do a lot better job containing them.

By Taylor Pendergrass
May 26, 2017

The Alabama Governor Just Signed a Bill That Will Restore Voting Rights to Thousands of Alabamians

Alabama takes a step closer to correcting its discriminatory felon disenfranchisement law.

By Julie Ebenstein
May 26, 2017

The Muslim Ban ‘Drips With Religious Intolerance, Animus, and Discrimination,’ Rules Federal Appeals Court

The Fourth Circuit’s ruling today affirms that no one is above the law, not even the president.

By Cody Wofsy
May 25, 2017

So-Called Privacy Bill Would Actually Innoculate ISPs Against Strong Privacy Protections

Rep. Blackburn's privacy legislation appears to be a naked attempt to undercut state privacy efforts.

By Neema Singh Guliani
May 25, 2017

The Miseducation of Betsy DeVos (Apologies, Lauryn Hill)

The Trump administration pushing school vouchers is bad news for civil rights and civil liberties.

By Ian Thompson, Jennifer Bellamy
May 25, 2017

Right Now We’re Living the ‘Allegory of Bad Government,’ and We Have an Obligation to Resist It

A series of 14th century paintings holds up a mirror to the threats to our democracy.

By Anthony D. Romero
May 24, 2017

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